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Artist Herb Williams is one of the only people in the world to have an account with Crayola. I imagine him whipping out his cell phone, speed dialing Crayola Headquarters and saying “I need 40,000 Screamin’ Greens and 20,000 Tickle Me Pinks. Tonight .”
Korean sculptor Park Chan-girl constructs metal sculptures from thin metal layers he calls “sliced images” that resemble three dimensional topography charts. He also meticulously welds thousands of small steel nuts into a delicately textured skin, moulding it into human and animal forms. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Chungnam National University and his MFA in Fine Arts from KyungHee University and has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Korea and China. (via mu-um ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Korean artist Yeong-Deok Seo creates imposing figurative sculptures using tightly knit configurations of welded bicycle chains and industrial steel chains. While impressive in their intricacy and the apparent skill required to create them, the artwork’s titles such as Infection – Anguish , Infection – Ego , and Addict , suggest the rippled surface created by the materials is not an arbitrary decision. These are figures of individuals in dispair, pockmarked with disease, the chains acting as a metaphor for the human condition. See much more of Seo’s work spanning the past several years here .
Making you rethink the term’ playing with matches’, artist Mike Bell creates portraits of iconic celebrities on the packets, and then manipulates the matches to form hand poses. His sparky work includes John Lennon making a victory sign, Marilyn Monroe with diamonds on her fingers and Jack Sparrow with mini cutlasses. There are also sulphur versions of Elton John with his piano, Humphrey Bogart and Robert De Niro as Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle giving us the middle finger…and my personal favorite all four original members of KISS! [ Cheers mymodernmet ] <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Michael Murphy challenges the boundaries between the second and third dimensions in his art. What appears to be a painting is, in fact, a series of dissected layers, forming a figure when viewed from the right angle. His series, LOOK , forces the viewer to move around and observe each comprehensive piece from different perspectives. In addition to the optical illusions he creates, Murphy works in a variety of mediums that include multi-layered sculptures, nail portraits, wire sculptures, sound installations, and shadow portraits.
So, one day I decided to make a Portal gun. It turns out the internet really likes Portal, and also really likes my gun. UPDATE: I have a new entry for a rebuild of this project, which goes into more detail.
Graphic designer Nick Sayers has mastered the art of geodesic sphere making , using materials ranging from bicycle wheels to tape measurers . These are some of my favorites including a light made with 270 poker playing cards, one from 120 British rail tickets, and another constructed with 60 slotted plastic Coke bottles. All of his spheres are made without glue or adhesive relying solely on strategically placed cuts in the materials to hold everything together. (via make ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>